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October 28, 2003
Gangs Won't Let You Rest in Peace

Despicable behavior by gangs is nothing new, but this has to be a new low:

A shootout at a mausoleum during a funeral Monday sent hundreds of mourners and visitors at Inglewood Park Cemetery crouching or running for cover as bullets were fired by suspected gang members and police. At least two men were hit, but both appeared stable and conscious, paramedics said. Police, who were investigating the crime scene six hours later, said they had no information on the men's conditions and only sketchy details about what happened. ...

The 27-year-old mourner said Bailey's chrome casket was being put into a wall in the mausoleum at the end of the burial service, and the words "ashes to ashes and dust to dust" were being recited when gunfire broke out and people began screaming. She ran outside and saw police firing their weapons, she said.

Another witness, a 19-year-old man, also fearful of being identified, said that the shooting involved men from rival gangs who happened to cross paths in the mausoleum, possibly because two funerals were happening at the same time. He said he was in a group outside the mausoleum and that one of his companions was shot in the chest.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 28, 2003 5:42 AM

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